Sora Porzana carolina   [Linnaeus, 1758]

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Order: Gruiformes Family: Rallidae
BTO Codes: JR, SORA. EURING No: 4090
Number in Britain: Fewer than 20 records
Conservation Status:
UK: Not Assessed
European: Not evaluated
Global: (Details)
Status in UK: (A)  Accidental
Subspecies: Monotypic
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Length: 22 cm Wingspan: 38 cm Weight: M/F: 86 g    
Scientific name from: Italian (Venetian) name sporzana for smaller rails and after Carolina, US
World Distribution: BREEDS: North America, WINTERS: s US to n South America
Habitat: Marsh
Diet: Aquatic invertebrates, seeds of aquatic plants
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Records and Distribution

First Record: Berkshire, 1864 (Palmer. P 2000. First for Britain & Ireland, Arlequin Press. [502.74 PAL])
Total Number of Records (1950-2007): 10 Summary of Records by Year
Most Likely to Occur in: Too few records
Most Recent County Records:
   Scotland: Argyll (1901), Outer Hebrides (1913), Shetland (1982),
   North-east England:
   North-west England:
   English Midlands: Nottinghamshire (2004),
   Eastern England: Lincolnshire (2006),
   South-east England: Berkshire (1864), West Sussex (1985),
   South-west England: Devon (2000), Isles of Scilly (2005),
   Wales: Caernarfonshire (1981),

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Other Names

 
Gaelic: Welsh: Rhegen Sora
Danish: Sorarørvagtel Dutch: Sora-ral
Finnish: Karoliinanhuitti French: Marouette de Caroline
German: Karolinasumpfhuhn Hungarian: Karolina vizicsibe
Icelandic: Sorarella Irish: Gearr Sora
Italian: Voltolino americano Norwegian: Karolinarikse
Polish: Kureczka karolínska Portuguese: Franga-d'água da Carolina
Spanish: Polluela carolina Swedish: Karolinasumphöna

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Books and Monographs:
   Taylor, B. & van Perlo, B. 1998 Rails Pica Press, Sussex [598.554 TAY]
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